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B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4Mathematics (M) course 3GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Second Language (S) course1 4
Elective 3 GES160 Inquiry Seminar3
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Elective 3
 13 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM318 Argumentation and Debate4
COM213 Media Communication3 THE201 Christian Theology3
COM230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Electives 6
 13 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM361 Rhetorical Criticism4COM463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM363 Methods of Communication Research4
Oral Communication Course choice 4 Relational Communication choice 4
Communication Analysis Course choice 3 History or Political Science choice 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14-17 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 3
Electives 9 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Electives 6
 15 0 16
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Elective 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
Elective 3  
 14 4 12
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM318 Argumentation and Debate4
COM213 Media Communication3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
COM230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 Mathematics (M) course 3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Electives 3
Elective 3  
 16 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM361 Rhetorical Criticism4COM463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM363 Methods of Communication Research4
Oral Communication Course choice 4 Relational Communication choice 4
Communication Analysis Course choice 3 History or Political Science choice 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14-17 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 3
Electives 9 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Elective 3
 15 0 13
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)